Negro Leagues Links
Given Black History Month, I thought I would collect some Negro Leagues-related links that have appeared in the vast expanse of time since my last post.
First, take note of a week of posts at Verdun’s Blog on a variety of Negro Leagues topics: Rube Foster, founder of the Negro Leagues, the Negro League World Series (1, 2), the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Effa Manley, only woman in the Hall of Fame, and Jackie Robinson and the collapse of the Negro Leagues.
Second, check out Pioneers in Sports. This brand new blog promises to cover the players who integrated baseball, much like my own These Men Changed Baseball series. PIS, in contrast, covers a different range of facts about these players while also bringing in the context going all the way back to Fleetwood Walker, the first black professional baseball player.
Third, keep your eye on Baseball-Reference. They are promising to add a Negro League section to their site to collate the Negro League statistics that are publicly available. Given that they are already one of the best statistic sites on the entire internet, it seems only proper that they would move to the forefront of Negro League research.
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